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    I just wondered what was meant by *it is about time*. As the mother of a child who was stillborn, I was wondering what you meant. I know very well what it feels like, what it felt like to me, the ways in which I still greive for my Saige, the way in which I am perceived etc. People seem to think that because I am carrying on, that I have moved on. In my mind, there is a big difference. I have to acrry on because I have 2 other children and even though my world stopped for a while after Saige died, it did not stop forever. There are many people who seem to think that I am over the loss. I will be interested to see how the show is stuructured and the message that Oprah is trying to convey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Venus
    I just wondered what was meant by *it is about time*. As the mother of a child who was stillborn, I was wondering what you meant. I know very well what it feels like, what it felt like to me, the ways in which I still greive for my Saige, the way in which I am perceived etc. People seem to think that because I am carrying on, that I have moved on. In my mind, there is a big difference. I have to acrry on because I have 2 other children and even though my world stopped for a while after Saige died, it did not stop forever. There are many people who seem to think that I am over the loss. I will be interested to see how the show is stuructured and the message that Oprah is trying to convey.
    I can relate to this too. Same ppl who said "get over it" will think at one point that you carried on. And also understand what you mean about gotta "carry on" for your LCs. Life does go on (after it stops for us) just very differently after a loss.

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    So...when will this show air??
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    You said it better then I could have!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadeeye
    Ashley forgive my question, I read through your long post, but I don't see you are a loss Mom. I am not saying you are not experiencing loss in the family, I just don't think to be a loss family member is anything like being a loss Mom. I was a loss family member before I was a loss Mom....nothing like it! My Godmother lost her daughter before she turned 14, my cousin had a 40 weeker still born and I thought I knew....but after my own loss I realized I was a DHAC too!
    I felt a little offended by your post...
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    This is what I've found so far.

    If you'd like Oprah's producers to consider you and your story for her show, go to this link:

    https://www.oprah.com/plugger/templa...ugId=256500001


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    I think that if done properly this could be a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness to the general public. Wouldn't it be great if this show could be done in October during National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month! The world needs to realize that one does not just *get over* the loss of a child....that it becomes a part of our lives and stay a part of our daily lives forever. Slowly things are changing....for the better, people are realizing what loss parents deal with and go thru......but still more awareness is needed. Oprah is a HUGE name.....this is a HUGE opportunity. Personally I'm thrilled!!!
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